.

Deep Freeze Causes Headaches in Watertown Schools

Frozen pipes cause problems in the Watertown schools.

Water damage at Watertown Middle School, left, and Watertown High School from the cold temperatures. Photo: Watertown Public Schools.
Water damage at Watertown Middle School, left, and Watertown High School from the cold temperatures. Photo: Watertown Public Schools.
The bitter cold temperatures caused havoc in some of the Watertown Public Schools over the weekend by bursting pipes and freezing others.

Problems were found at a number of schools. Some of the most serious were at the middle and high schools.

Water came flooding into the kitchen at Watertown Middle School when a pipe burst, said Superintendent Jean Fitzgerald. Another pipe broke in the office at the middle school. 

Despite the water coming into the kitchen at the middle school, school maintenance and food services personnel were able to get the area working so that lunch could be served on Monday, Fitzgerald said.

A bigger problem was avoided when school maintenance crews were able to repair the water main to the middle school, which had frozen up. 

"They were able to defrost it without the pipe bursting," Fitzgerald said.

A classroom at Watertown High School had some flooding when a heating pipe burst. 

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »